Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. The Robinson High School theatre department, newly named Rambunctious Theatre Company, is changing it up with their fall show: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The show opens Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 22.
Using the original script written by William Shakespeare in 1606, the Rambunctious Theatre Company is adding twists, interpretations and magic to create a spectacular show. Megan Thrift, the director of “Macbeth” and new high school theatre teacher at Robinson said, “I’m most excited about the magic. The show pulses, shimmers, brims with magic.”
Thrift, who took over in September, is starting off her first year with a bang. “Macbeth” is something new and unexpected, and a show that, with much work and planning, will be one to remember.
Matthew Ross, who plays Macbeth in the show, said, “It’s a cool show and I think people our age are really going to like it. We’re putting it on in a really interesting and new way, and different from all of the other shows that you’ve seen from Robinson Theatre.”
Working alongside the talented cast is a hard-working and dedicated technical crew. Head stage manager Kyle Ronyecs said, “This particular show will rely on the technical side a lot because of the heavy use of magic.”
The “techies” of the show are working nonstop to ensure that the audience will be able to fully experience this magic. “Everyone should definitely be excited to see the witches and their magic,” said Ronyecs.
“The play has survived for over 400 years and it’s still relevant, which is a remarkable feat in and of itself,” said Thrift. “But you should see this play to see what is so human about it: Society has changed exponentially since the 11th century, even since Shakespeare’s time. But are we really so different? Art mirrors life, after all.”
In addition to the timeless humanity, another big draw is the gore. “The blood and the fighting, the gore, is one of the coolest parts of this show,” said Ross. “It’s going to be pretty graphic.”
“Macbeth” runs Nov. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30.p.m. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.robinsondrama.org, $12. Members of the military can receive a 50 percent discount with the code “Military.”